CE 445: Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

At Christian Brothers University, CE 445 (Advanced Geotechnical Engineering) is a three-credit-hour civil engineering elective course. This course is meant to introduce students to: elastic settlement calculations, advanced topics in consolidation, shear strength, slope stability, and an introduction to geotechnical earthquake engineering.

Course Objectives

Attainment of Course Objectives are measured by the assessment mechanisms of: Homework, Quizzes, Projects, Problem Sets, the Mid-Term Exam, and the Final Exam. At the conclusion of this course, with at least 70% accuracy, the student will be able to:

A. Compute elastic settlements

B. Compute consolidation properties from laboratory data

C. Compute consolidation settlements of clays

D. Compute shear strength properties by analytical means

E. Evaluate the stability of slopes by a variety of methods

F. Compute earthquake properties of soils